Posted by: matt25 | December 12, 2013

Where is Jesus?

St Jerome said ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. I never really thought of that beyond the general importance of the need to be “in the Word” as my Christian brothers in prison put it. But it is much deeper than that as the fuller quotation from Jerome indicates.

I interpret as I should, following the command of Christ: “Search the Scriptures,” and “Seek and you shall find.” For if, as Paul says, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God, and if the man who does not know Scripture does not know the power and wisdom of God, then ignorance of Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.

I have also heard that all of scripture is contained in each part of the scriptures. That may not resonate with your thoughts at first but consider this, if the scriptures are the Word of God, and Jesus is the Word made flesh of Mary and born in Bethlehem, then we should be able to find Him throughout the scriptures. This in turn should make our hearts burn within us as with the disciples on the road to Emmmaus. So is this true? Can Jesus be found in the various books of the Bible? Can He be found in the Torah as well as the Gospels? This Eucharistic Flash mob video says yes in no uncertain terms.
If you don’t want to watch the video, which I was deeply moved by, or if you want to be able to read along here is the script. May you be blessed and the Word always find room in the stable of your heart.

In Genesis, Jesus is the seed of the Woman.
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, He is the Priest, the Altar and the Lamb of Sacrifice.
In Numbers, He is the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night.
In Deuteronomy, Jesus is the Prophet like Moses.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of our salvation.
In Judges, He is our Judge and Law-Giver.
In Ruth, He is our Kinsman and Redeemer.
In 1 & 2 Samuel, He is our trusted Prophet.
In Kings & Chronicles, He is our reigning King.
In Ezra, He is the rebuilder of the broken-down walls of human life.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Nehemiah, Jesus is our Restorer.
In Tobit, He is the messenger of New Life.
In Judith, He is weakness turned into victory.
In Esther, He is our Advocate.
In 1 & 2 Maccabees, He is the leader who dies for God’s law.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Job, Jesus is our Ever-Living Redeemer.
In Psalms, He is our Shepherd.
In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes, He is our hope of resurrection.
In the Song of Songs, He is our loving Bridegroom.
In Wisdom, He is the emanation of God’s law.
In Ecclesiasticus, Jesus is our security.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Isaiah, Jesus is the suffering Servant.
In Jeremiah, He is the righteous wronged.
In Lamentations, He is our weeping prophet.
In Baruch, He is the mercy from the Eternal One.
In Ezekiel, He is the one with the right to rule.
In Daniel, Jesus is the fourth man in the fiery furnace.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Hosea, Jesus is the faithful husband forever married to the sinner.
In Joel, He is the one who baptises with the Holy Spirit, fire.
In Amos, He is the restorer of Justice.
In Obadiah, He is mighty to save.
In Jonah, He is our great foreign missionary.
In Micah, Jesus is the feet of one who brings good news.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Nahum, Jesus is our stronghold in the day of trouble.
In Habakkuk, He is God my Saviour.
In Zephaniah, He is the King of Israel.
In Haggai, He is the signet ring.
In Zecharish, He is our humble King riding on a colt.
In Malachi, Jesus is the son of righteousness.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Matthew, Jesus is God-with-us.
In Mark, He is the Son of God.
In Luke, He is the Son of Mary, feeling what you feel.
In John, He is the Bread of Life.
In Acts, Jesus is the Savior of the world.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Romans, Jesus is the righteousness of God.
In 1 Corinthians, He is the Resurrection.
In 2 Corinthians, He is the God of all comfort.
In Galatians, He is your liberty, He sets you free.
In Ephesians, Jesus is the Head of the Church.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Philippians, Jesus is your joy.
In Colossians, He is your completeness.
In 1 & 2 Thessalonians, He is your hope.
In 1 Timothy, He is your faith.
In 2 Timothy, Jesus is your stability.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In Titus, Jesus is Truth.
In Philemon, He is your benefactor.
In Hebrews, He is your perfection.
In James, He is the power behind your faith.
In 1 Peter, He is your example.
In 2 Peter, Jesus is your purity.
Come and kneel before Him now.
In 1 John, Jesus is your life.
In 2 John, He is your pattern.
In 3 John, He is your motivation.
In Jude, He is the foundation of your faith.
In Revelation, Jesus is your coming King.
He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of all.
He is the Architect of the Universe and the Manager of all Time.
He always Was, He always Is and He always Will Be,
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated and never undone.
He was bruised and brought healing,
He was pierced and eased pain,
He was persecuted and brought freedom,
He was dead and brought life.
He is risen and brings power,
He reigns and brings peace.
The world can’t understand Him,
Armies can’t defeat Him,
Schools can’t explain Him
And the leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,
The people couldn’t hold Him,
Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t find Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him
And Oprah can’t explain Him away.
He is Life, Love, Longevity and Law.
He is goodness, kindness, gentleness and love.
He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, good.
His Way is Right, His Words Eternal.
His rules unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer, His is my Savior, He is my God, He is my Priest,
He is my Joy, He is my Comfort, He is my Law, and He rules my life.

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